Canon enterprise SunStudios has launched Sun Editions, a new online fine-art print marketplace to connect photographic art buyers with leading Australian photographers.
Sun Editions will make a diverse range of limited-edition photographic artworks available to purchase nationwide and internationally, with each piece prepared in close collaboration with the artist.
Buyers will be able to choose from three print sizes and a range of framing options. Sun Editions prints will start from $800.00 for 650mm x 650mm prints, up to $4000.00 for 2200mm x 1520mm prints. Frame options range in price. Photographers will take 60 percent while the remainder will go to SunStudios for promotion, printing and framing.
SUN Edition’s first line-up features nine established photographers from across the nation, including: Ingvar Kenne, Michaela Skovranova, Nicole Reed, Paul Blackmore, Sarah Pannell, Saskia Wilson, Simon Harsent, Steven Chee, and Toby Burrows.
Each photographer has between eight and 10 images available for sale exclusively on SUN Editions for a 12-month period or until sold out. While the art pieces will be available in up to three print sizes, only 10 copies of each size print will be sold per artwork, making each piece limited-edition.
Sun Editions works are printed in-house on Canon imagePROGRAF 12-colour large format 44- and 60-inch printers. A selection of fine art papers from Canson, Canon, Ilford and Hahnemühle are offered.
The limited-edition prints are supplied signed (where border allows) or with a signed certificate of authenticity (where framed full bleed).
Sun Editions launches in the wake of a challenging year for Australia’s creative industries, with thousands of commercial photographers losing work over a sustained period of months. Through its online gallery platform, Sun Editions says that it wants to ‘extend the exposure of commercial photographers to potential buyers to alleviate some of the pressure on creators to generate personal income, while providing access to SunStudions imaging and print experts who can help finesse their craft even further.’
‘After a rather strange and most difficult year for most of us, it has been great to be included in Sun Editions in the company of eight other amazing photo artists,’ says Ingvar Kenne, internationally celebrated photographer. ‘Forced down-time has given me the perfect amount of space needed to make new work and explore old techniques.’
However, it’s a pretty exclusive club: If you’re a photographer looking to sell your work on Sun Editions, you will need to be part of SunStudio’s professional photography community for a start. Peer approval is also a prerequisite.
Selected images from each artist are available to view both online and at SunStudio’s Alexandria location in Sydney until May 19. The in-person exhibition will be open to the public and free of charge.
SunStudions plans to expand Sun Editions in late 2021, inviting more photographers to exhibit and sell their work online in seasonal increments.